Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners
Carey Witkov and Keith Zengel
Carey Witkov, Preceptor in Physics, Harvard University, Massachusetts,Keith Zengel, Preceptor in Physics, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Carey Witkov, PhD, is a preceptor in physics at Harvard University with over 40 years of undergraduate physics teaching experience. He teaches Harvard University's innovative Principles of Scientific Inquiry (PSI) introductory physics lab courses within which freshman and sophomore students learn chi-squared analysis and model testing. His favorite physics lab experiments are those that involve simple equipment but sophisticated analysis.
Keith Zengel received his PhD in experimental particle physics from Brandeis University in 2015. He worked on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, searching for supersymmetric and exotic particles and writing software for the endcap muon spectrometer. Since then he has worked as a Preceptor in Physics at Harvard University. His current research interests are introductory and intermediate classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and data analysis.